The Correspondence of King George the Third with Lord North from 1768 to 1783, Volume 1

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John Murray, 1867 - Great Britain
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Page xci - Q. Did you ever hear the authority of Parliament to make laws for America questioned till lately ? A . The authority of Parliament was allowed to be valid in all laws, except such as should lay internal taxes. It was never disputed in laying duties to regulate commerce.
Page 230 - an act to restrain the trade and commerce of the provinces of Massachusetts Bay, and New Hampshire, and colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island, and Providence plantation, in North America, to Great Britain, Ireland, and the British islands in the West Indies ; and to prohibit such provinces and colonies from carrying on any fishery on the Banks of Newfoundland, and other places therein mentioned, under certain conditions and limitations.
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Page xvi - He has spirit, but not of the active kind; and does not want resolution, but it is mixed with too much obstinacy. He has great command of his passions, and will seldom do wrong, except when he mistakes wrong for right; but as often as this shall happen, it will be difficult to undeceive him, because he is uncommonly indolent, and has strong prejudices.
Page xvi - His parts, though not excellent, will be found very tolerable, if ever they are properly exercised. ' He is strictly honest, but wants that frank and open behaviour, which makes honesty appear amiable.
Page 204 - I do not wish to come to severer measures, but we must not retreat; by coolness and an unremitted pursuit of the measures that have been adopted I trust they will come to submit; I have no objection afterwards to their seeing that there is no inclination for the present to lay fresh taxes on them, but I am clear there must always be one tax to keep up the right, and as such I approve of the Tea Duty.
Page 166 - He says they will be lions while we are lambs ; but if we take the resolute part, they will undoubtedly prove very meek.
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Page 257 - I am clear as to one point that we must persist and not be dismayed by any difficulties that may arise on either side of the Atlantick; I know I am doing my Duty and therefore can never wish to retract...

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